The architectural brilliance of the temples in Khajuraho.

Khajuraho Tours and Travels

About Khajuraho

Located in the northern state of Madhya Pradesh, Khajuraho is famous for its unique Hindu and Jain temples that rate a close second behind the Taj Mahal as India's top attraction. Khajuraho’s temples were largely built during a major creative burst of genius from 950AD to 1050AD during the Chandela period, a dynasty that survived for five centuries before falling to the mighty Mughal onslaught. Their sheer beauty and immense size has confounded experts as to why they were built in Khajuraho, a small town then and still a relatively small town now. Indeed, the Chandelas appear to have forgotten about the temples soon after they were completed and it took ‘rediscovery’ by the British before these awesome masterpieces were fully appreciated in India.

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Immortalised in stone, the carved temples display exceedingly artistic aspects of Indian life a millennium ago but are famed above all for their erotic nature. Experts believe these sexual sculptures to display tantric practices, which regard sex as a spiritual exercise and may also be linked to the kamasutra, an ancient Indian Hindu on human sexual behavior. Surprisingly, the erotic sculptures only account for a tenth of the temples' artistic murals with the majority dedicated to mythical stories and scenes of everyday life.

The incredible skill of the Chandela artisans is evident throughout, with friezes as little as 10cm wide crammed to the gunnels with detailed jewellery and hairstyles of the subject matter. Constructed from high quality sandstone, the temples change colour throughout the day with the waxing and waning light, from warm pinks at sunrise to glowing yellows at sunset.

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Khajuraho Hotels

If you are planning a Khajuraho holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:

Hotel Ramada Khajuraho

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

A popular heritage property, the Ramada is smart, modern and elegantly furnished. Rooms are good in size and have marble flooring with beautiful views out of the bay windows on to the stunning landscaped grounds. Guests can relax in the refreshing outdoor pool and sip a tasty beverage at sunset from the master cocktail makers at the bar. Very well located just a short walk to the fantastic erotic temples of Khajuraho.

Radisson Jass Khajuraho

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

Combining old and new, the Radisson Jass is luxurious with an extensive range of recreational facilities including an Ayurvedic Massage centre. Set in lush landscapped gardens it's the perfect getaway with an outdoor swimming pool as well as a restaurant, bar and al fresco dining options. The deluxe rooms feature private balconies with garden views and include all the amenities you'd expect including an in-room sage, mini bar and TV. The hotel is conveniently located within minutes from the UNESCO-listed Khajuraho temples.

The Lalit Temple View Khajuraho

Our Category: Lavish   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Deluxe Hotel

The Lalit Temple View is a luxurious hotel set in lush gardens with elegant, spacious rooms that have either garden or temple views. Guests can relax in their private living space with room features including a walk-in closet as well as LCD television with DVD player. Dining options include the Lalit Pastry Shop which stocks a gourmet selection of pastries, and the Panna open-plan kitchen with an enticing choice of dishes from around the world. Holistic treatments can be enjoyed at the Rejuve Spa for a little rest and relaxation within a stone's throw from the UNESCO-listed temples.

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